1. land. scape \' lan(d)-. ska-p\ n [D landschap, fr. land + -schap -ship] often attrib 1a: a picture representing a view of natural inland scenery 1b: the art of depicting such scenery 2a: the landforms of a region in the aggregate 2b: a portion of land that the eye can comprehend in a single view 3: VISTA, PROSPECT
2. landscape vt : to improve or ornament by landscape architecture of gardening to engage in the occupation of landscape gardening - land. scap.er n
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Here are some of Scott Momaday's words on the landscape.
Once in his life, a man ought to concentrate his mind upon the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it. He ought to imagine that he touches it with his hands at every season and listen to the sounds that are made upon it. He ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest motions of the wind. He ought to recollect the glare of noon and all the colors of the dawn and dusk.
From the essay "The Man Made of Words" in Indian Voices:
The First Convocation of American Indian Scholars, ed. Rupert
Costo. San Francisco: Indian Historian Press, 1970.
© 1970 N. Scott Momaday
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